Modelling the Water-Energy-Food-Land Use-Climate Nexus: The Nexus Tree Approach

Chrysi S. Laspidou, Dimitrios T. Kofinas, Nikolaos K. Mellios, Maria Witmer
2018 Proceedings (MDPI)  
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has established the Water-Energy-Food Nexus, implying that the three commodities are inextricably linked forming a complex system of interrelations. Perceiving water, energy and food as a system variable with dependencies rather than a singularity suggests an approach of a more holistic view that can offer a sustainable plan for managing resources. In this article, the already established three-way Nexus is expanded to include two more
more » ... o include two more dimensions, namely land use and climate and a framework for modelling the interlinkages among these dimensions is presented.
doi:10.3390/proceedings2110617 fatcat:y6mu5ciznfhzlhppak4uuwbjvm